The Drugstore Series – Mascara

Hi Ladies! Welcome to the first post in my new “Drugstore” series. I’m excited to bring this to you. I am a huge advocate of beauty on a budget, which you all know. While we all may lust after certain higher end brands every now and again, sometimes the financial burdens that those products cause just aren’t justifiable and almost every high end item can be duplicated with items at the drugstore. Most of the products found at the drugstore are sometimes even better then that of a high end product. Products that I find myself reaching for time and time again are often drugstore products. I thought we would start this series off with mascara’s and some of my all time favorites that are found at the drugstore. I want to keep this series to products that are available for under $10 and can fit into your budget.

NYC CITY CURLS from New York Color is a curling mascara that is available for $2.99 in most drugstores. This mascara works very well to give you the proper curl and some added volume to your lashes. It’s the mascara I look to most often for my everyday make up routine.

MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH “LOTS OF LASHES” is one of the best mascaras that I have ever tried. Great Lash has been around forever and while it may be an oldie it’s definitely a goodie! This gives you perfect color and volume without leaving your lashes clumpy for the low price of $5.99 in most drugstores.

MEGA PLUMP by Wet n Wild Beauty is available for $3.99 and gives you up to 5x the volume of your nataural lash. It instantly plumps your lashes and is an asset to any night makeup look.

COLOSSAL VOLUME EXPRESS from Maybelline is one of the better mascaras when it comes to adding volume to your natural lashes in just one coat. It’s perfect for a daily look or to add to a smoldering eye for a night out and the best part is it’s only $7.49 at most drugstores.

TOTAL LASH COVER from Milani has a 3 zone brush to build, define and curl your lashes.  I just received this from the lovely Casey at Beauty Blog 101 in the sweetest care package and I am absolutely loving it. It’s long lasting and clump free and is an awesome $4.99 addition to my ever growing drugstore mascara collection.

What are some of your favorite drugstore mascara’s?


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Hi, I'm Ange! I'm a fun loving Jersey girl married to my best friend and trying to be a happy little houswife, without burning our apartment down. I have a serious nail polish obsession that probably borders on hoarding. I love beauty. I love budget beauty even more & I have been blogging for a little over a year now and absolutely love every minute of sharing fun beauty tips, trick, reviews, nail swatches, nail art, recipes & lifestyle posts with y'all.

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  1. katie m January 13, 2013 / 11:29 pm

    cover girl mascaras are my favorite normally. But I do switch it up with loreal

    • xo, Jersey Girl January 21, 2013 / 6:09 pm

      I love pretty much anything from the drugstore!


  2. LarasVintage January 14, 2013 / 1:25 am

    Following you from the blog hop :)
    sandra xx

  3. JerseyGirl1216 January 14, 2013 / 1:31 am

    I love your blog! I hope to have as many followers as you one day!

  4. Missmarch Couture January 14, 2013 / 4:00 am

    I am so old school in saying that the maybelline greatlash in the pink tube is phenominal!!! Right now I am using “They’re Real” by I forget who………but the pink tube mascara is the best, especially for someone budget conscious.

  5. Lauren January 14, 2013 / 7:39 am

    Great review! I have just brought Maybelline great lash mascara after reading this review, it’s A-Mazing! So thank you for recommending it


  6. yousoldtheworld January 14, 2013 / 9:34 am

    I really like Falsies Flared! It’s the only Maybelline mascara that works for me, for some reason I’ve never been able to use Great Lash despite everyone raving about it my entire life, lol.

    I’ve had decent luck with a couple of different Milani ones, too!

    • xo, Jersey Girl January 21, 2013 / 6:13 pm

      Ohh I need to try Falsies Flared!! Thanks for the tip!


  7. Debra Ann Elliott January 14, 2013 / 9:40 am

    You have a great blog. Following through GFC’ Blog Hop.

    My blog is High Heels and Hot Flashes.

    • xo, Jersey Girl January 21, 2013 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks so much! Going to check out your blog now :)


  8. Michell Pulliam January 14, 2013 / 10:51 am

    Hi Ange! Thanks for the reviews. It’s amazing after over 30 years of wearing makeup…I still haven’t found the perfect mascara, go figure! Anyway, following you from the ILMOF GFC blog hop. Have a great day!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

    • xo, Jersey Girl January 21, 2013 / 6:15 pm

      I don’t think I’ve ever found “the one” either, I bounce around a lot lol


  9. Natalie Roseanne Peploe January 14, 2013 / 11:34 am

    I love Maybelline mascara! They do such amazing ones. My favourite mascara is Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara! Definitely worth a try :) xx

    • xo, Jersey Girl January 21, 2013 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks for the tip! Definitely putting it on my list to try!!


  10. Amanda Val January 15, 2013 / 3:02 am

    Great post! CoverGirl Lashblast is great as a drugstore dupe for Benefit’s BADGal Mascara! I need to try out Maybelline Colossal one since one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Unique Desire, uses this!xx

  11. Rae Lyn January 18, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    Maybelline Colossal is my absolute favorite mascara! I’m going to try the One on One next.

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